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6/4/10 9:13 A

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Hi, MOMMY0568, and welcome to Spark. So sorry for the diagnosis of Chrohn's. I hope you're doctors can work with you to make you as comfortable as possible.

You've been given good advice and web sites to check out. Our team is caring and we help where we can. Post often so we know how you're doing. We want to encourage you through this journey. margi. emoticon

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6/2/10 9:40 P

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My daughter has suffered from Chrohn's, so I can certainly sympathize with what you are going through.
My two favorite sites for medical matters are
www.mayoclinic.com and
www.webmd.com
if you want to check them out for more info about Chrohn's.
Hoping remission happens soon!
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6/2/10 5:03 A

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Hello MOMMY0568, I am very sorry to hear about your crohn's disease diagnosis. Our team is very supportive, and we are here for you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, and keep in touch with us to let us know how you are doing.
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6/1/10 11:26 P

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I believe Crohn's disease can affect depression or at least the pain and fatigue can affect it. I wish you well and you recovery

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Sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. I hope that the antidepressants help you while you try to deal with the disease. Keep us posted, we are all here for you.

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It was wise of you to resume meds, especially in view of the Crohn's diagnosis. Some of the darkness will be lifted, making it easier to do what you need to do regarding the illness. Treat yourself well.
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My heart goes out to you with your new diagnosis. Crohn's disease can affect people very differently. Many people have only mild symptoms and do not require continuous treatment with medication. All the same, besides the physical symptoms, there is often a grief reaction related to a perceived decrease in function. It would be very helpful for you to visit your therapist and psychiatrist to help you deal with this situation.

Here are a few links to SparkPeople articles on Crohn's disease:

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Here's a link to the Spark Community called "Crohn's Cant Stop Me":

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6/1/10 10:31 A

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Hi. It sounds like things are moving in the right direction for you. I do hope you get the diagnosis of Crohn's disease verified by a physical exam and blood tests, etc. As I recall, there are other problems that share the symptoms but are not as hard to treat. Sending you good wishes on your journey towards remission and good mental health. Deb

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Knowledge is power! Go online and google the disease. You will get a wealth of information, including a wide variety of treatment options. Once you've got this disease well identified make an appointment with your dr to discuss the situation. Take ownership of your disease process. No one can do it better!

If you are dissatisfied with the way your treatment to date has been going, consider changing to another dr. I'd certainly use a board certified Internist. Your local hospital is good at making referral suggestions of drs on their staff.

Sorry about the diagnosis, but remember we are always here for you. Support and encouragement on request any time!

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6/1/10 7:59 A

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Hello,

A while back I posted that I was struggling with my depression again and wasn't sure whether I should go back on pills...well I did! It is still too soon to say whether or not these will be the right pills/dosage but at least it's a step in the right direction:)

To make a very long story short I was in hospital last fall and have been having problems (pain and lots of it and other stuff) since then. Anyway, it all culminated into a diagnosis of crohn's disease just last Thursday-over the phone no less! I am now in a whole new world and to be honest this illness (even before it had a name) was taking a toll on me and increasing the depression-the name makes it worse.

Guess, I just needed to share with others who have been struggling. I am praying things will shape up soon and I will be in remission!


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